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The thing

By Holly25
This sequence was inspired by one of my favorite photographers Duane Michals.
I think that it can be interpreted in many ways, something that comes to mind for me is depression taking over.
I appreciate critique, advice and tips thank-you Smile

Tags: Series Black and white Digitally manipulated Sequence Portraits and people Duane michals

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sherlob Plus
14 3.2k 129 United Kingdom
20 May 2013 4:12PM
I think this works, albeit the smiling face of the model appears to be recognisable in some of the shots - I wonder if this contradicts the brief you describe?

SlowSong Plus
12 9.5k 30 England
20 May 2013 4:37PM
I love this idea but she looks too happy to be depressed. The bottom three shots look a bit too similar so perhaps some work on tonal separation might distinguish them apart a bit more. I do like the optical illusion we get with the black blobs on the white frames.
Holly25 10 United Kingdom
21 May 2013 8:51AM
Hmm yes I agree with you both, but depression is sometimes hidden behind a smile, so you could be completely unaware of it in a person.
And yes I see what you mean, when I took these photos I was experimenting and didn't intend to make a series until after so if I were to plan in advance next time I will take your advice into account, thank-you both for your comments Smile

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